Hilariously Funny, or Flush it Down the Dunny?
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Post No.: 0976   Furrywisepuppy says:   Telling jokes requires complex, high-order communication but enjoying them is totally primitive (just like a baby being tickled!) There’s a social function for laughter. Like yawning, it’s contagious and we’re far more likely … Read More

Publicly Versus Privately Funded Healthcare Systems
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Post No.: 0975   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Countries like the UK have a predominantly publicly funded healthcare system, as examined in Post No.: 0932.   Most other high-income countries have a different system of topping up a basic level of … Read More

Give More Attention to a Well-Behaved Child Than a Naughty One
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Post No.: 0974   Furrywisepuppy says:   Post No.: 0952 expressed the importance of instilling discipline. Notwithstanding, rewarding desirable behaviours remains the primary goal when trying to get children to do what you want.   However, merely bribing naughty children … Read More

Focalism or the Focusing Illusion
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Post No.: 0973   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Focalism’ or the ‘focusing illusion’ – which is linked to ‘what you see is all there is’ (WYSIATI) – occurs when the thing we’re currently thinking about suddenly becomes the most important thing … Read More

The Genes and Culture of Obesity
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Post No.: 0972   Furrywisepuppy says:   There exist genes associated with an increased risk of obesity. Therefore genes do play a role, like genes that affect how easily satisfied we feel after eating. It’s guaranteed that if one eats … Read More

Tactical Gambits When Negotiating
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Post No.: 0971   Furrywisepuppy says:   Whilst Fluffystealthkitten forwarded some really handy pointers that you can follow to enhance your success in general persuasion and negotiation contexts in Post No.: 0960, I’m going to dispense some specific and tactical … Read More

Mass Surveillance and Snooping
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Post No.: 0970   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Knowing we’re under surveillance will ‘control us’ by making us modify our behaviours if we’re thinking of doing something illegal… but that’s the desired effect!   There’s the ‘panopticon effect’ where, even though … Read More

Social Media and Mental Health
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Post No.: 0969   Furrywisepuppy says:   Social media can be both helpful and harmful for our mental health. It seems to depend on what sorts of posts we generally see or gravitate towards and how much we ourselves post … Read More

Third-Party Beneficiaries to a Pact
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Post No.: 0968   Furrywisepuppy says:   Normally, in countries like the UK at least, whom you’ve made an agreement, pact or contract with is the party whom must deliver what they had promised. So if you, for instance, as … Read More

Include Every Stakeholder Affected
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Post No.: 0967   Furrywisepuppy says:   Before anyone tries to come up with a solution to a complex problem – we must first identify every stakeholder involved or affected by that situation. Without doing so, we cannot really find … Read More

They Could Always Torture Your Loved Ones
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Post No.: 0966   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The use of abusive interrogation techniques (torture) to extract information can easily produce false confessions. Prolonged torture screws up the mind so much that one can spew totally incoherent thoughts and report false … Read More

Pickup Artists and ‘Bad Boys’
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Post No.: 0965   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Pickup artists (PUAs)’ consciously learn about and employ psychological techniques to try to seduce and pick up women. And like a perfect con, they can leave their targets happy to give them what … Read More

Making and Maintaining Progress in Life
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Post No.: 0964   Furrywisepuppy says:   Lucky people increase the odds of, notice and act upon the opportunities that come their way. They enjoy being around and are relaxed around others. They break the ice by asking for information … Read More

Socio-Economic Status (SES) and Obesity
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Post No.: 0963   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Obesity rates fluctuate from year to year but the overall trend over the past 5 decades is a clear increase. Human genetics haven’t notably changed since after WWII yet lifestyles have i.e. it’s … Read More

A Circular Economy
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Post No.: 0962   Furrywisepuppy says:   A ‘linear economy’ is one where products are manufactured from raw materials, sold, used, then discarded as waste – with pollution, destruction and depletion occurring at any stage, from greenhouse gas emissions, toxic … Read More

Following Up and Keeping in Touch with Your Contacts
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Post No.: 0961   Furrywisepuppy says:   Once you’ve met new people and gathered many business cards – this is when networking really begins. Now is the art of following up…   Talking about following up – this post follows … Read More

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